[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Mount Pleasant 12-21-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Noise — See Ch. 139.
The following chapter shall apply to the unincorporated areas of the Town of Mount Pleasant.
All takeoffs or landings of helicopters or other aircraft from other than approved areas are prohibited within the unincorporated areas of the Town of Mount Pleasant.
A violation of this chapter shall be a misdemeanor.
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable as follows:
A person found guilty may be sentenced to 30 days in jail or a fine of $500, or both, for a first offense.
A person found guilty of violating this chapter a second time may be sentenced to up to 60 days in jail or fined up to $1,000, or both.
A person found guilty of a third violation and subsequent violations of this chapter may be sentenced up to 120 days in jail or fined up to $2,000, or both.
As provided in §§ 80.00 and 80.05 of the Penal Law, in lieu of the foregoing schedule of fines, a fine equal to two times the profit made as a result of such prohibited landing or takeoff may be imposed.
Emergency landings are exempt from this chapter. However, in the event of an emergency landing, no movement of the helicopter or other aircraft may be made or permitted until such time as the proper administrative authority, such as the Federal Aviation Authority, has certified or approved the movement of the helicopter or other aircraft, which shall be removed by land to an approved landing area where it may depart under proper supervision.